Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Bystronic glass named Dr. Burghard Schneider as its new CEO, succeeding André Brütsch. Prior to joining Bystronic glass, Schneider worked for the Felss Group, a machinery and systems engineering company, in addition to serving in various capacities at Schott AG. "Glass is a fascinating material that offers numerous processing possibilities," Schneider says. "I believe there are further...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a dynamically responsive infrared window coating that will block heat in the summer to reduce air-conditioning costs and transmit solar heat in the winter to reduce heating costs, PPG reports.The funding is part of an award of up to $750,000 being shared with project leader Pacific Northwest...
  • Dow Corning will host a free one-hour webinar on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. EST, featuring Stanley Yee, a facade design and construction specialist at Dow Corning. During the webinar, Yee will explain how using specific energy-efficient solutions can improve thermal performance and empower architects with greater design freedom, Dow Corning reports. The “Improving Building Enclosure Thermal Performance...
  • A joint-association glass industry task group is months away from completing the Product Category Rules for Life Cycle Assessment, according to officials at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference, running Feb. 16-19 in Orlando. In 2011, AAMA joined forces with the Glass Association of North America, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and Window and Door...
  • Asahi Glass Co., currently in negotiations with its Works Council and representatives of local trade unions, plans to close its solar glass production facility in Roux, Belgium. The factory closure will affect around 190 employees, but AGC has not yet determined how the closure will impact its financial results, it reports.
  • O'Neill, left, and TennantViracon named two new architectural sales representatives, Connor O’Neill and Tyler Tennant. Cameron Scripture, Viracon’s Western regional manager residing in Denver, will provide leadership and guidance to both O'Neill and Tennant, according to a Viracon release. O’Neill has participated in Viracon’s Field Sales Training Program since July 2013, and will relocate to...
  • Graham Architectural Products appointed Pat Conlon as director of operations, Terre Snare as eastern division sales manager, and Jim Barbour as central division sales manager to its team in York, Pa.  Conlon previously served as vice president of operations at Oakworks and TerraCycle. Most recently, he owned and operated the Conlon Group, which provided strategic planning and business...
  • Juha Liettyä, a member of Glaston’s Executive Management Group, was appointed senior vice president, Machines Business Area as of Jan. 1, 2014. Liettyä joined Glaston in 1986 and has been a member of the Executive Management Group since 2007. The appointment is part of the streamlining of decision making in the Machines Business Area, and a new senior vice president will not be appointed for the...
  • LiteSentry Corp., which supplies automated glass inspection systems to glass fabricators, began fulfilling an order in December 2013 for seven new Osprey Distortion and Flatness Measurement Systems for Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions' fabrication plants in Texas, California, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida and Indiana. These systems add to Trulite's existing six Osprey systems...
  • Crystal Windows & Doors' COO Steve Chen issued a response clarifying a Feb. 12 New York Post report, titled 'Queens glass maker moving due to city's high cost.' The article states that Crystal plans to expand to the suburbs—Westchester County or somewhere close to the city—due to the cost of doing business within city limits. Chen clarifies Crystal's intentions and future plans with its...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...